Training Trade-Offs in Women’s Awareness of Reproductive Health: A Case of Sargodha City (Pakistan)

Mohammad Iqbal, Yasir Nawaz, Arshad Hussain Hashmi, Beenish Ijaz Butt, Asiya Anwar, Uzma Ashiq

Abstract


Women’s awareness of reproductive health depends upon socio-demographic and awareness- related activities of women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how far these factors determine their awareness. For this purpose, a random sample of 188 women of Sargodha city was selected to study the level of their awareness as predicted by their age, span of married life, household income, education, employment, residential background being socio-demographic factors and frequency of their visits to a qualified doctor, LHWs and training they received as awareness-related activities. The findings of this study revealed that women’s age, their household income, their urban background, their span of married life and frequency of their visits to a qualified doctor are strong positive predictors of their awareness at < 0.05 significance level whereas their being employed and receiving training are negative predictors. It is recommended that situation can be reversed by proper training.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n6p233


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